"We have a Spring or Summer festival, we need some shade
structures because it's only getting hotter these days."
It's important to notice, we are not a tent company. We are a fabric architecture company that specializes in custom tensile membrane structures. While we do have some inventory from past events, we specialize in custom configurations and custom design solutions. Because we provide custom, artistic, highly creative works of art that often can serve the purposes of sun & rain protection but also could be to create extravagant activation centers, projection screens and much much more.
Depending on the purpose of your shade structure, your timeline may vary. However we often recommend talking with us 3-6 months ahead for small to medium size projects and 6-9 months ahead for larger more complex projects. Permanent and commercial projects may even require additional lead time. While exceptions can be made and we may have a window of opportunity these windows become more and more narrow throughout the Spring and Summer months. So when is the right time to call us?
Many people start thinking about shade protection in the Spring and especially in the Summer when the sun is already starting to beat down on you. However the ideal time to start talking with us about your project is in the Fall and Winter prior to your installation. You may wonder, why? Well... it's simple really. Quality custom work takes time and that is what we specialize in so the more lead time we are given the higher quality the work may be.
In the spring and summer we are often already focused on the ongoing projects, events that booked with us last Fall or Winter. While we have several predesignated structures in our inventory, and a ton of fabric we could install, it still takes time to understand your event space, and to work through conceptual designs with you and to work through the engineering. All this takes time, the more lead time you can give us, the better our chances of supporting your event.
If you are wanting to have shade for a Spring and Summer event, you most likely should have been talking with us and already booked your event the previous Fall or Winter. So now is the perfect time to start booking your events with us. T
Keep in mind, that we make exceptions when the opportunity is still open to work with you but realize your chances will better the more lead time you can give us so we encourage calling us 6 months prior to your event, and booking your event within 3-6 months will assure availability and typically better pricing too by avoiding rush fees and overtime rates.
We are always glad to hear from new clients and constantly building new relationships while maintaining several reoccurring clients such as Portland Business Alliance, Beloved, Bluesfest, Pickathon, Digital Dreams, and many others. We thank you for your continued interest and support.